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Jac Coxall

Jac CoxallDancer and Choreographer

BA Dance Performance, 2016

What have you been doing since graduating?

I've been performing professionally with a commercial company and a contemporary company. All performances have been great platforms and are opening up new doors. I've been teaching younger students and creating show pieces for dance schools. I also went back to my regular job in marketing to earn money so that I still have the opportunity to take classes etc.

What are your future ambitions? Have they changed since you first started studying?

They have massively changed! I didn't have a clue what I wanted to do when I first started university. After leaving I knew I definitely wanted to give performing a shot, working commercially for music artists and tours etc. I love contemporary dance too so that's why having two companies is great, it gives me a chance to do both.'

What did you gain from studying at Middlesex?

I gained an incredible log of knowledge from the very talented, inspiring teachers. Over the 3 years I really found myself as an artist through what the university were offering me during my training. I gained respect for myself as a performer and teacher and learnt to never give up no matter what you get challenged with. I had a rocky start to university but with endless support and guidance from teachers, especially Louise, I graduated a completely different person! I can't thank MDX enough for how they helped me.'

What’s the best advice you could give to someone thinking of studying dance?

Dance isn't easy and if you think you're studying this because it's an easy cop out...think again! It's the most challenging thing both physically and mentally but I wouldn't change it for the world. Dance is a way of expressing how you feel and being able put your emotions into movements. If you want to be a dancer, give everything and push yourself until you can't do it anymore.

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